Stadium Stomp Eden Park – Postponed
***Event Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19. More info here.
Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?
Join us for an epic stair climbing challenge inside iconic Eden Park stadium in Auckland.
Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 5,000 stair climb. There will be rest stops, drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready New Zealand!
There are course options for everyone – full course (5000 steps) for stompers 12 years and older and Junior Stomp (2000 steps) for kids 5-11 years. And for those who want to stomp until they drop – Stomp Unlimited is for you.
Choose your own start time when you register from 8:30am but be advised, early wave times fill quickly. Junior Stomp is the last wave of the day. See registration form for times.
If you’re looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp Eden Park. It’s damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll and an amazing experience all round.
We encourage all our participants to fundraise for charity. Choose a charity close to your heart and start fundraising today! Fundraising is not mandatory but a great way to make every step count.
Eden Park is a 50,000 seat stadium and is located near Auckland in the heart of Eden Park, making this event easy to get to.
Please ensure you have signed your e-waiver. If you registered and paid for yourself you would have done this as a matter of course as part of the process. If you were paid for by someone else you may not have signed. You can check this by logging into your Active Account.
Transferring registrations – If you can no longer attend it is possible to transfer your registration. Please check the FAQ’s page under REGISTRATION for instructions.
Gates will open at 7:30am.
On arrival at Eden Park, head toward Gate H, located on Reimers Ave. All event day action (registration, bib collection, marshalling, warm up area, etc.) will be stationed within this area.
We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your wave time so you have plenty of time to collect your event bib and any pre-purchased merchandise, drop off your bag at bag drop, warm up and enjoy the Stomp Expo.
Conditions of Entry
Pursuant Eden Park’s regulations your bags may be searched before entry. There are also certain items that are not permitted within the venue. You can view these items by clicking here.
Wave times commence from 8:30am with new waves every 15 minutes until 10:45am. You will be released from the start line in smaller groups throughout each wave to ensure minimal congestion on the stairs.
Your bib number will indicate to us which wave time you should be in and our MC will be on loud speaker to call up each wave time to the marshalling area as required. Listen out for these.
Warm-up and marshalling
You will be called to marshal 15 minutes before your wave time. Fitness trainers will conduct a fun, quick warm up routine for your wave before you stomp.
Marshalling in your correct wave will ensure the enjoyment of everyone on the day. Your bib numbers will advise us as to your correct wave time and they will need to be visible before you can enter the wave.
You’ll need ID or your registration confirmation email for collection. You can re-email your confirmation to yourself from your login dashboard.
Bibs and pre-paid merchandise will NOT be posted and will be available from Gate H at the below dates and times:
- Event Day Only – from 7:30am (Gates open)
Collecting a bib for a friend?
If you are collecting for a friend please have their e-ticket or a text message from them to show us that they approve of you collecting on their behalf. Please also ensure that they have signed their e-waiver. If in doubt please bring a paper signed copy of the waiver which can be downloaded.
Merchandise will be available to purchase (pending availability) on the day. We recommend purchasing your merchandise when you register to ensure that you have a full range of sizes and styles available to you before they sell out.
A bag compound will be available free of charge. This will be located though Entry H upstairs on level 3. Please collect your bib first (also at Entry H) as you’ll need the tear off from your bib for the bag compound.
Transport & Parking
Eden Park is located on Reimers Ave, Kingsland, Auckland.
We strongly encourage you to use public transport on the day, as this is the best way to get to Eden Park. Your closest train station is Kingsland, which is right on the doorstep of Eden Park. There are also a number of bus routes available. Click here for public transport options and timetables.
Limited car parking is available for participants at Eden Park via P5 off Reimers Avenue. Please note parking restrictions may apply in surrounding streets.
Other event information
Stadium Stomp will go ahead rain or shine, barring any extreme weather conditions that would put the safety of the participants at risk. In the event of inclement weather, modifications to the route may be made to ensure everyone’s safety. Car parking options may also change (see Transport and Parking)
Check www.facebook.com/stadiumstompnz for updates in the event of bad weather.
Dress up to win
Don your favourite costume for a chance to win spot prizes on the day.
Accommdation Partners are TBC.
Stadium Stomp is not a timed event. No results will be posted.
Medallions will be awarded at the finish line to all participants that complete any of our course options.
Spectators will be allowed FREE entry to Eden Park (subject to Eden Park’s Conditions of Entry). A designated area is assigned for spectators inside Gate H.
Recovery Zone and Massage
Mats and rollers will be provided to participants pre/post stomp to assist with warm-up and cool down. Free spinal health check will also be available.
Stadium Stomp merchandise is available for sale now through your dashboard and (pending availability) will be available for purchase at the event day expo. Look out for the stand. Sorry it’s CASH ONLY. There is an ATM or cash withdrawal facility outside the stadium between entry gates A and B.
Official event photographs will be taken by Supersport Images on the course and at the finish line. These will be available to view or purchase post-event via their website. Participants will be emailed a link to their photos once these are available. Please allow 24-48 hours for these to become available.
Coffee and limited food/snacks will be available for purchase within Gate H on event day.
About The Course
Course options available make this event open to all levels of fitness. There will be drink stations/ bubblers scattered throughout, music to keep you going and of course plenty of seats should you need a break.
In trying to reduce waste and do our bit for the environment we encourage all our participants to BYO water bottle which can be filled at a water station bubbler. Cups will be available but we ask you choose the environment over convenience.
Please note Stadium Stomp is a challenge not a race. This is not a timed event.
Full Course (12 yrs +)
5000 stairs (up and down total): The course will take anywhere from 30 minutes up to 1.5+ hours to complete depending on your fitness level. Stomp all over the grandstands for thousands of stairs of leg-burning fun!
Junior Stomp (5-11 yrs)
2000 stairs (up and down total): For little stompers wanting to stomp with their parent(s) or guardian. We encourage health, fitness and movement in youngsters and think our junior course is just perfect for this. Junior only waves (last waves of the day) will ensure your little people aren’t over run by our older stompers.
*Each junior must be accompanied by a registered junior course adult (up to $29.95 full price for Adults). One Adult can accompany and will be responsible for multiple juniors.
Stomp Unlimited (12 yrs +)
As many stairs as you dare: Stomp your way around the full course as many times as you dare from the first wave time until the last. This category is not for the faint hearted and numbers are strictly limited. You will be required to finish the course in full and head back to the start line to commence your subsequent laps. Earn an additional finishers medal each lap.
Full Course Map
As you finish
As a final thrilling finish to your epic stomp, you’ll complete a run on the field, the hallowed turf of Eden Park.
Water stations and toilets
You are welcome to carry your own drink bottle around the course, however there will be water stations located throughout the course with two servicing the upper levels and two servicing the lower level including the finish line water station.
Please be aware that toilets will be open at each water station on course and in the main concourse/Expo area but will be locked elsewhere.
Withdrawing during the event
If you are unable to complete the course for any reason, please alert a Volunteer or staff member who will determine the safest way to exit the course and escort you back to the starting area.
Medical assistance and first aid
Qualified medical staff will be located around the ground to assist with any medical issues that may arise. If you spot someone needing medical assistance, please get the attention of the nearest volunteer who will then alert medical staff. Volunteers will all be wearing high visibility vests so will be easy to spot on course.
What to watch out for
It’s a concrete jungle out there! The stadium is full of twists and turns. Stairs will vary in height, width, gradient and the number of stairs per aisle depending on where you are climbing.
If it’s raining take extra care.
Rest and take a seat if or when you need to. This is permitted anywhere along the course.
Make use of the handrails – They help stabilise and double as a great arm workout! If someone needs assistance, please alert a volunteer or staff member.
Consider other climbers and please allow passing if required by ducking into the seats to clear a path.
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- Be notified when tickets go on sale.
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